City score 6, Liverpool bounce back, Man Utd into top 4

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-11 04:21:57|Editor: Chengcheng
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LONDON, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City remained top of the Premier League after a stunning 6-0 win at home over Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

City were 3-0 ahead after just 19 minutes and it would have been four if Aguero hadn't missed an open goal shortly after Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the fourth minute.

Gundogan scored the fourth goal in the 25th minute and Aguero completed his hat-trick with a penalty in the second half.

Aguero has now scored 11 hat-tricks for his club to equal Alan Shearer's Premier League record.

There was still time for Sterling to add his second of the game and Chelsea coach Mauricio Sarri must have again wondered about his twice stated problems in motivating his side as he walked down the tunnel shaking his head at the final whistle.

While City were at their very best, rumors of nerves at Anfield seem to be merely rumors after Liverpool got back on track with a 3-0 win at home to Bournemouth.

Georginio Wijnaldum was back after injury and added the second goal of the game after Mane opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Mohamed Salah scored the third of a comfortable win which had the German coach praising his players' attitude after they had dropped 4 points from their last two games.

Tottenham kept up their title chase with a nerve-jangling 3-1 win at home to Leicester City, who could have easily taken something from the game.

Davidson Sanchez's diving header put Spurs ahead, but Leicester wasted a great chance to draw level when Jaime Vardy saw his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris. The penalty was Vardy's first touch after coming on as a substitute and running directly over to take the spot kick as James Madison ceded the ball to him.

Immediately afterwards Christian Eriksen doubled Tottenham's lead and although Vardy got Leicester back into the game with 15 minutes left, Lloris kept the vistors at bay and Hueng Min-Son scored Spurs' third on the break in injury time to seal the win that was much tougher than the final score indicates.

Manchester United won 3-0 in cruise control, with Antony Martial gliding over the turf at Fulham's Craven Cottage as his side made it 10 wins from 11 under Ole Gunnar Soljskaer's guidance.

Fulham had 5 good minutes before Manchester United took control and goals from Paul Pogba in the 14th minute and Martial in the 23rd minute virtually sealed the win against a side that looks increasingly bound for a rapid return to the Championship.

Pogba rounded off the game with a penalty as United moved into a top-four spot which looked almost impossible two months ago.

Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored as Arsenal maintained their top-four hopes with an away win, even if it was against a hapless Huddersfield, who lack nothing in courage, but rather more in quality.

Marco Silva's miserable time at Everton continues as his side lost 1-0 away to Watford. Andre Gray's second half strike means Everton have 4 defeats and one win from 5 games - and that win came against Huddersfield! No wonder Silva is the new favorite in the so-called 'sack-race' by UK bookmakers.

Crystal Palace and West Ham shared the points in the London derby as Wilfred Zaha's equalizer cancelled out Mark Noble's first half penalty for West Ham to help Palace continue their battle for top-flight survival.

Burnley appear to have finally recaptured the form which saw them finish seventh last season with a 3-1 win at Brighton which lifts them to 27 points - level with both Palace and Brighton.

Chris Wood scored twice for Burnley and there must now be nerves at Brighton who have taken just 2 points from a possible 18 and are now in a battle for survival.

There was late drama at St Mary's where Cardiff beat Southampton 2-1. Southampton fans were celebrating when Jack Stephens netted in the 91st minute to cancel out Sol Bamba's opener for Cardiff, but Kenneth Zohore then scored a 93rd minute winner for the Welsh side who climb out of the bottom three while Southampton drop back into the relegation zone.

It is the first time Cardiff have won consecutive top flight games since 1962.